School Facilities

Because school age children spend more time in schools than any other building aside from their homes, the schools they attend should be safe, clean, comfortable, and well equipped.

Green Ribbon Schools

The Green Ribbon Schools program recognizes schools that save energy, reduce costs, feature environmentally sustainable learning spaces, protect health, foster wellness, and offer environmental education to boost academic achievement and community engagement.

2013-2014 Green Ribbon Schools now available! 
Green Ribbon Schools Application

Applications must be emailed to Joseph.daSilva@ride.ri.gov by January 15, 2014.


2013 Green Ribbon Schools

2013 U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION GREEN RIBBON SCHOOLS WINNERS:

  • Providence Career and Technical Academy
  • The Compass School  

2012 U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION GREEN RIBBON SCHOOLS WINNERS:

  • Nathan Bishop Middle School
  • Classical High School 

RHODE ISLAND GREEN RIBBON SCHOOLS WINNERS:

  • Nathan Bishop Middle School
  • Classical High School
  • Providence Career and Technical Academy
  • The Compass School

 

Sustainable Schools Summit

Facilities matter. And sustainable schools, or green schools, are the highest quality learning environments. They provide plenty of light and excellent air circulation and climate control. Green schools save taxpayer dollars - through economies during construction and through long-term savings on energy and utility costs. Green schools can also provide excellent opportunities for student explorations in science, ecology, engineering, and other career & technical fields.

The Sustainable Schools Summit promotes greater participation in creating and maintaining efficient, clean, and healthy learning environments 

  • to improve schools’ environmental quality; 
  • to make schools across the region healthier, more productive places to learn; 
  • to provide districts with resources to integrate sustainability principles and practices into their school curriculum and culture.

The 2013 Sustainable Schools Summit will be November 1-3, 2013 at Salve Regina University in Newport. Registration is now open!